“My Accounts Are Bigger Because Of You”: Michelle Williams On Online Haters And Her Embarrassing Destiny Child Moments
After folks made Michelle Williams a trending topic on Twitter by putting on blast all the “struggle” moments she had as a member of Destiny’s Child last week, Williams responded to the #PoorMichelle hashtag with positivity, taking the high road:
#PoorMichelle that’s not what my accountant said! Y’all be blessed now…
But in an interview with TIME this week, she had no qualms with discussing said “struggle” moments, including the time she fell down when performing at 106 and Park with Destiny’s Child.
“What was going through my head? Like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ But it was so quick, and you get back up. I believe the pants I had on, there was a loop or something where my heel kind of got caught in it. So we just knew that, okay, there’s got to be more than one camera. There has to be. But when I saw it back, okay, oh my God, it was just a one shot of us. But that was 10 years ago. I’m over it. Many great things happened since then for me. But because of YouTube and stuff like that, it lives on forever.”
After running down some interesting fashion and red carpet moments TIME thought were embarrassing, she had this message to send to her fans and online haters.
“Regardless of what people do or say about me, I am always blessed. There are no moments that you left out, but I’m sure out of boredom or out of sheer fascination of myself, you’re going to find it. The fact that people sit and search for this stuff? I am on your mind daily. So I thank you so much for making me relevant every single day…I have you all to thank for that. Thank you so much! My accounts are bigger because of you. Thanks. Shoes, clothes, houses, cars–blessings! Thanks!”
Check out the interview and Williams recounting what it was like to live out these “embarrassing moments” below: